About Victoria

Victoria DiNardo studied millinery at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and later taught hat-making at the Parsons School of Design.   

From 1985 to 1994 her shop in Soho specialized in unique handmade hats noted for their style  and craftsmanship.  She has created hats for noted designers including Donna Karan, Emanuel Ungaro, Gene Meyer and Geoffrey Beene, and for display at The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

Victoria's designs have been featured in publications including  New York Times Fashions of the Times, Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, New York Magazine and many others.    

She is currently designing custom hats at her studio and showroom in Chatham, N.Y.

"A reporter from the New Yorker magazine once described my hats as " both imaginative and practical, and devoted to the sister goddesses of quality and charm". Those are the qualities I love to find and what I hope to achieve in my own work. I have been making hats for almost thirty years, and while the trends may change, women of style always look for the same thing: a wearable hat that makes them feel fabulous!"
Victoria DiNardo